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Congratulations direw0lf! (-: I'm truly inspired to do the same! I know that it definitely isn't a walk in the park. If I may ask, how was your study schedule like? Is discipline key to getting good grades? And did you have free time? If so, how much? If I do this, I may very well have to give up my other aspirations regarding collegiate sports. As for ThatBigGuy, thank you! It's a stress reliever to know what I'm wanting to do isn't so crazy after all.
Aw thanks for the congrats. There are many in my class who are achieving other accomplishments at the same time as their BSN. And a few have families and kids while in nursing school.
I think the idea to double or triple up on sciences is scary, but it's doable if you just manage your time and know where /when you can take a hit. For example...I kept track of my grades for the class and know what grade I'd need on a certain exam, and if I could I would take a hit (lower grade) on one exam to put the extra time in another course. I also am lucky that my school is small, and the teachers here go above and beyond to give extra time and help.
I didn't participate any sports...but I did have time to walk my dogs for a couple hours every day. I took part in an independent research project with my teacher so that was a lot of time but it was also no schedule so if I couldn't work on it for a few weeks, then that was fine.
Discipline is very key but also being smart about your choices. I had to meet with my adviser before I could register for my classes, but then I took what I wanted to anyway not necessarily what was advised. So pick your classes wisely! Pair up an easy course like history with the hard science classes. Imo don't take "history, music appreciation, English, psych, A&P" but take "A&P, inorganic chem 1, precalc, history, music appreciation"... then you see what you can do with that. Take a science class on a Saturday, you have all week to focus on your other classes and go over tiny bits of the science every day.
Anyway everyone is different and you just need to find what style works for you, and be smart and chose teachers and class times/days wisely!! Take advantage of the summer sessions.